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Five things that make me happy.


Things I Like, a list by Katie A. Johnston, age 27 and three-quarters.

(Holy bearded carpenter, how did that ‘and three-quarters’ happen? Where have I BEEN? Did I miss Eat Pray Love? Who’s Prime Minister? Are we hover-skating yet?)

1. Alyson Hannigan’s family

Just looking at them makes my uterus hurt.

2. Stephanie Perkins’ blog

Related sub-likes: winning things; Paris; fictional kissing; author-crushes.

Stephanie Perkins is a YA author and hot dude connoisseur. She has pretty hair. I like reading her blog so much that thinking about reading her book makes me feel a little bit sick. What if it’s not as good as her blog? What if it is? I already have such a writer-crush on her that sometimes, when work is quiet and I can’t be bothered having a one-way conversation about my neuroses with you guys, I’ll go back and read her archives and think about how we should totally be friends.

(Wait, is that one of those things we don’t admit to? Like kissing your cats on the mouth or having a Google alert for your name? BECAUSE I DON’T DO THOSE THINGS EITHER.)

Except if we were friends, it would be kind of weird since I’d always be like HEY STEPHANIE PERKINS! REMEMBER THAT TIME YOUR CAT DID THAT THING? And she’d be like, dude. That’s not fifty feet. Back it up.

Speaking of cats, this is Willow.
She doesn’t live with me since that time I moved to Canada, but we still visit all the time.
Much to her disgust, since she’d also prefer I backed it up. Bless!

Steph’s book is called Anna and the French Kiss, and it’s about a bunch of stuff I like a lot (Paris; boarding schools; the kissing of hot boys). There are no vampires, but I trust her to deliver delicious mortal men. Her blog — much like mine, only with considerably more panache and maturity — is full of the dudes. I approve.

Anna doesn’t come out for ages:

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but she’s giving a copy away. You can win it by doing stuff like tweeting about it or sending her pictures of hot British guys.

Oh hey, Charlie Hunnam! What are you doing here?

But — and this will not surprise you, folks — I can’t get my feelings about her book and her hair into 140 characters. (She has VERY pretty hair.)

So, there’s this. And I apologise for it. BUT I REALLY WANT TO READ THIS BOOK.

And I really like her blog.

3. You Are Not So Smart

This site is so great. JUST GO READ IT.

(But come back after.)

4. Discussing my personal business on the radio

Just kidding! But I do it anyway.

5. Oh yeah, and this guy:

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4 Comments Join the Conversation

  1. I KNOW! The back view, with the tails? I DIED.

    And no problem! It is (sadly, perhaps) not even hyperbole. YA + Paris + hot boy = SWOON-O-MATIC.


  2. I've found your blog via Steph's. I am a HUGE Buffy/Angel/Joss Whedon fan so I hope you don't mind if I make myself at home!


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